Microsoft to Block Flash in Office 365

Microsoft announced plans last week to block Flash, Shockwave, and Silverlight content from activating in Office 365. The block will only apply to Office 365 subscription clients, but not to Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 2010 distributions, the company said. [...] Read more here

Microsoft’s New Xbox Adaptive Controller Created for Players With Disabilities

Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which was developed entirely for players with disabilities. As everyone is unique and so are their individual requirements, this controller was developed so that its use would be tailored around a particular person's needs rather than a general group of consumers. [...] Read more here

Windows 10 Insider Build 17672 Makes Improvements to Windows Security

Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This is mostly a bug fix build, but does have the new feature of requiring antivirus products to run as a protected process or they will not be registered with Windows Security. [...] Read more here

Bing Deleted a Quarter Billion Pirate Research Results Last Year

When it comes to takedown notices, a lot of attention is paid to Google. But what about Bing? Last year, copyright holders asked Microsoft's search engine to remove roughly a quarter billion URLs from its index. Among the requesting copyright holders is, interestingly, Microsoft itself.

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Chrome Users Reporting Freezes & Timeouts After Windows 10 April Update

Windows 10 users who have installed the April 2018 Update (build 1803) are reporting freezes or connection problems when using Chrome or Chromium based applications. When these freezes occur, it turns the screen black and Windows becomes completely unresponsive until the user reboots the computer or restarts their graphic driver. [...] Read more here

Windows Insider Build 17661 Introduces a Modern Screenshot Feature

Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17661 to insiders in the fast and skip-ahead rings. In this build, Microsoft renamed Windows Defender Security Center to Windows Security, introduced a new screenshot feature, and continued with the Sets experiment. [...] Read more here

How to Download and Install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update Now

In this article we will provide two methods that you can use to download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update so that you can start using all the new features such as Timeline, Nearby Share, Focus Assist, and some new Linux command line tools ! [...] Read more here

Beware of "Rules of Conduct" Office 365 Phishing Emails

A new phishing email scam is under way that pretends to be from a company's human resources (HR) department and requests that the recipient read and acknowledge an attached "Rules of Conduct" document. This document, though, prompts you to login at a fake Office 365 login prompt, which is used to steal your credentials. [...] Read more here

Windows Insider RS5 Build 17655 Starts Transition to the Net Adapter Framework

Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Build 17655 to insiders on the Redstone 5 Skip Ahead ring. In this build, Microsoft begins its first step of transitioning the Windows network stack to use the Net Adapter framework. The first network component to take advantage of this framework is a new driver for mobile broadband. [...] Read more here

Edge Reveals That "April Update" Is The Name of Windows 10′s Next Update

A welcome page shown by Microsoft Edge in the latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 Insider build may have leaked the name of the upcoming Windows 10 feature update. While everyone has been calling the next update the "Spring Creators Update", Microsoft Edges's welcome page in build 17134.1 is calling it the "April Update". [...] Read more here